The two capos now accompany those on a long list of notorious narco-bigs who were housed there in the past and those presently incarcerated at No.1; Édgar Valdez Villarreal "La Barbie" BLO, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo "El Padrino" "The Godfather, Gerardo Álvarez Vásquez, alias "El Indio" BLO, to name a few. [Chapo was transferred in 1995 from No.1 to Puente Grande Maximum security prison in Jalisco. He escaped from the Jalisco prison 6 years later].
The United States has filed for the extradition of Miguel Treviño, There is a US indictment waiting for him. As for Chapo, US has filed with Mexico for extradition. I strongly feel an agreement was cut between Mexico and the US and the extradition will occur.
Quintanilla literally lives at the prison. 24/7 it is her home. The self-imposed “incarceration”, is a self-preservation necessity.
Quintanilla speaks about the consequences of being director of a prison such as Altiplano No.1.
Aztec soup [tortilla soup], fried chicken and pizza are just some of the meals that prisoners such as Edgar Valdez Villarreal, aka La Barbie, Jose Jorge Balderas aka El J.J., Osvaldo Garcia Montoya aka El Compayito or Teodoro Garcia Simentel aka El Teo or El Tres Letras (3 letters), among others, enjoy.
These are the familiar visiting rooms; they are individual (per inmate)
Looking ahead subsequent to extradition to the U.S.
Gringo prisons open for Mexican narcos.Once upon a time they fornicated with Wealth: collector automobiles, exotic animals, jewels, houses appraised at millions of dollars, where luxury and exaggeration were the main ingredients; gold plated faucets, oak dining rooms for the diners, Florentine marble, collector cars and brand new cars waiting at the door, yachts, motor skis. But, above all, people working exclusively for them.
They were the narco chiefs that, with blood, fire and a great ingenuity for transporting tons of drugs from Colombia to the United States and for laundering money, built an empire.
Until one day, sometimes as a result of their own ostentatious lifestyle, they ended up in the grip of United States justice. Today, they survive in the shadows, in maximum security prisons, some awaiting death under a life sentence. Others watch time go by, knowing that their life is not long enough to serve their sentence. And others see the sky once in a while, aware that time goes by slowly for them, but that on a day already determined by a judge, the prison's doors will open for them.
from Victor Figueroa and information from Doris Comora: El Universal Television
From El Universal, below is a video tour of the prison with Quintanilla translated narrative follows.